Offers unique fellowship trainings to young women leaders that seek to become change-makers for sustainable development and women’s empowerment.

The BKMC Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP), offers unique fellowship trainings to young women leaders that seek to strengthen their capacities to become changemakers for sustainable development and women’s empowerment. The WEP is executed in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, a centre of excellence for the study of international affairs and consists of two main components:

  • Two-weeks of in-person training in Vienna

  • Six months of SDG Micro-Project implementation period in the fellows’ home communities

The Training Contents:

  • Sustainable Development Goals and Global Citizenship Education

  • Women’s Empowerment from a Human Rights Perspective

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Justice and Anti-Corruption

  • Climate Action

  • Leadership, Communication, and Negotiation Skills

The SDG Micro Projects

To close the two weeks of intensive training, the fellows are asked to pitch an SDG Micro-Project. The fellows independently implement this SDG Micro-Project within the six months after the training. During this time, they are mentored by the Ban Ki-moon Centre through periodic webinar style conference calls. They will finalize their projects with an impact report, documenting how their learnings from the program were applied in the project and led to to a multiplication of impact.

As graduates of the program, they will be admitted to the BKMC Global Citizen Alumni Network, a network of young change makers eager to contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous world.

The application period for the Women’s Empowerment Program Asia is now closed!

Thank you very much for your application!

Applicants will receive a decision on admission at the end of July –  beginning of August


Our Program Officer Viola Christian stands ready to answer any questions you may have on our Women’s Empowerment Programs via e-mail to